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Rebuilding The Birds of Prey in Batgirl #32

We delayed this headline because we wanted everyone to enjoy their Wednesday haul as much as possible, but now we can share the joy. Gail Simone has reassembled the Birds of Prey! Batgirl #32 sees the titular hero and Black Canary are preparing for a suicidal assault on an overpowering enemy, when they receive an offer of help from an unlikely source: the only Gotham vigilante to understand that projectile weaponry can be quite useful.

A few centuries pre-gunpowder, sure, but still a step in the direction of progress
A few centuries pre-gunpowder, sure, but still a step in the direction of progress

The arrival of Huntress brings us back to Birds of Prey levels of lady teamwork. It’s slightly worrying that one of the greatest joys in modern DC comics is “Woohoo, it’s that thing we used to have before they destroyed everything!”. But if anyone can teach us to do the best we can with the consequences instead of dwelling on the disaster, it’s Batgirl.